Boston – Court throws out verdict due to math in prosecutor’s closing argument

Kyle Cheney, State House News Service – Friday, 21 Oct 2011, 2:07 PM EDT BOSTON (State House News Service) – A prosecutor’s use of math during a closing argument in a robbery case may have tainted a jury’s analysis, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday, tossing the conviction of a man who was found guilty in 2007 of mugging a 61-year-old pizza deliveryman. During the trial of defendant Kris Ferreira, prosecutors relied on the deliveryman’s ability to identify two assailants in a series of 12 photographs. One of the prosecutors, during closing remarks, told jurors that the deliveryman’s ability to identify the attackers – even though the deliveryman himself acknowledged he was uncertain he had fingered the correct person – carried a…[For full story:  http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/massachusetts/Court-throws-out-verdict-due-to-math ]

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